Visit around Kandy Sri Lanka

visit around kandy

The city of Kandy is located in Sri Lanka’s Central Province. During the reign of Sri Lanka’s ancient kings, it served as the country’s final capital. Kandy, the Central Province’s capital, is a center of government and belief. It was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Kandy was initially established by Vikramabahu III, who at the time reigned over the kingdom of Gampola known as Senkadagalapura. The interior of the island, which is mountainous and highly forested, is where Kandy is located. Due to its location between the Hanthana Mountain Range and the Knuckles Mountain Range, the city is 500 meters (1,600 feet) above sea level.

Best time to visit around Kandy

(Maha and Yala)The southwest area of the nation is affected by the Yala monsoon season, which lasts from May to August. The northern regions of Sri Lanka are subject to the Maha monsoon season, which lasts from October to January. Kandy, which is near the center of the island, will experience some effects from both monsoon seasons.

Top Attractions

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

temple of the sacred tooth relic
temple of the sacred tooth relic

One of Sri Lanka’s most revered temples is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. King Vira Narendra Sinha built a temple of the tooth relic and This is located inside the Kandyan kingdom’s palace. This is a World Heritage site. The grandiose Canadian architecture and amazing embellishments make it a wonderful sight for visitors. King Wickrama Rajasinghe later added to the building the octagonal pavilion and moat. The monastery is stunning, with its ornate carvings and lovely Buddha paintings. The tooth relic is kept in a gold case that is fashioned like a stupa or dagoba and is housed inside six concentric dagoba caskets with decreasing radii.

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

peradeniya botanical gardens
peradeniya botanical gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens is situated at a distance of 5 km to the west of Kandy city in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The largest garden in Sri Lanka, Peradeniya Gardens is a vast 147-acre natural spectacular with more than 4000 different plant varieties and 10,000 different types of trees. One of the top weekend tourist destinations in the hill country is the Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

list of some plants in Botanical Gardens

  • Araucaria columnaris
  • Asplenium nidus
  • Bambusa vulgaris
  • Borassus flabellifer
  • Calophyllum tomentosum
  • Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Coelogyne mayeriana
  • Couroupita guianensis

Ceylon Tea Museum

ceylon tea museum
ceylon tea museum

One of the top sights in Sri Lanka’s hill country.  Ceylon Tea Museum is the which lies in Hantane. The Tea Museum is housed in a four-story structure with antique machinery, a library, and an auditorium on the first and second floors. The exquisite café on the fourth level offers a complimentary cup of tea as well as a stunning view of the hill landscape surrounding it. Via a telescope placed here, one can see Matale Range and Knuckles Range.

Udawattekele Sanctuary

udawattekele sanctuary
udawattekele sanctuary

The Udawattekele Sanctuary is situated in the Temple of the Tooth Relic’s steep surroundings. The sanctuary is spread out over 257 acres and is thought to be the most significant Bio Reserve in the nation. In 1938, the woodland reserve was turned into a sanctuary. Also, the lake receives fresh water from the forest’s catchment areas, and the city uses this royal forest reserve for its air purification resources.

Kandy Lake

kandy lake
kandy lake

The Royal King of Sri Lanka built this artificial lake in 1807. This lake is situated in the heart of Kandy city. With a circumference of 3.21 km. About 2.1 miles long, the entire route is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and rest places where travelers can pause and enjoy the serenity of the Temple and the lake. The lake’s charm is enhanced by a tiny island with palm trees in the midst of it. tourists generally stroll or jog the pathway in the evening, when the mercury drops considerably. It presents a beautiful sight at night.